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Review: Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin’ Dem

by on January 14, 2019
Details
 
Length

3:41

Plot Synopsis

A song of self eulogy

Verses

3

 

SONIC EXPERIENCE!

“Abulabulalo, Gbe body eh, It’s Kel P vibes, abulabulalo, Zlatan
Ise yen killing them sha, because I swear God the vibe go killy dem pa
Kpro kpro kpro, we go dey win like that, oga boss make I no be abeleja
Je o mo, popo popo popo, gbe body e, po grrrrrrr gbese gbese, gbe soul e eh eh grrrrrrr gbese gbese
Jon jon ti jon jon, make you no dey pull up pull up”

Afro Fusion sensation, BurnaBoy is on fire and we love him for it ( we will ignore his shenanigans). This is one of those collaborations you would not be expecting. They managed to blend their sounds together and we must say, it does sound good.

Positives

The song starts with an array of sounds and Zlatan introducing himself, from a slow pace to a fast one. It was a seamless transition though.
As expected, the song is a song about how good they are, hence, the "killin' dem" phrase. The lyrics of the song is quite errm rich in different languages but no real depth.
The melody of the song is a fusion between dancehall and afrobeat with a hint of highlife, then Zlatan brings the Hip Hop sound. At a point, it was starting to sound too repetitive for us.
Just as the song has an array of sounds and genre cross mixed into it, it also has varied beat with some more local instruments sounding in the background, giving us an overall interesting and balanced sound.

Negatives

The song progressed too fast for us at some point, This may be because of the different genres integrated into the song,.
The languages of the song is highly assorted and one can easily get lost because of the blends.
Perhaps we were expecting too much when we were anticipating a video for the song? We would have loved to see Burnaboy try some Zanku then a little mix of dancehall steps in between.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
5.6

 
Vocals
6.7

 
Melody
7.6

 
Originality
6.6

 
Instrmentals/Beats
7.0

Total Score
6.7

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User Rating
 
Lyrics
7.2

 
Vocals
6.0

 
Melody
7.2

 
Originality
7.1

 
Instrmentals/Beats
6.9

User Score
2 ratings
6.9

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